(noun, etymology Dutch from ‘boedel’: estate, possession, inheritance, stock.). 1. Crowd, pack, lot, as in ‘the whole boodle.’ 2. a. Counterfeit money b. Money acquired or spent illegally or improperly, particularly when used in bribery for political purposes. 3. Slang for money in general.

The da Vinci Coda

Posted on: Feb. 8, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

  You say you want money, but you’re the one who’s a little stingy, Cuz we not only want you We need Leonardo Da Vinci. –          Strange job interview Advice for recent college graduates, college students, and job seekers What was I skilled to do, what was there out there to do, and what did […]

Meaning Money

Posted on: Feb. 1, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

FADE IN: INT. – HIGHRISE-BASEMENT OFFICE – DAWN BUGS BUNNY OF MONEY Here is a twisted syllogism: Money is social Reality is a social construction Therefore, money is reality. RATIONAL ECONO-SAPIEN Huh?  Money is just a form of exchange.  I know how much I have in my wallet and can read what it says on […]

Are Your Planets Out of Line?

Posted on: Jan. 18, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Advice for decision makers You are interviewing three candidates to find a new financial investment manager.  You ask the first prospect if: a)      (fill-in – interest rates/stocks/bonds/economy) are going to go up or down.  The potential advisor gives you a confident answer that things will be going up and good reasons to back it up.  […]

Have you Ever Dreamt You Were Asleep?

Posted on: Dec. 21, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Tom is in charge of holding the balloons for his daughter’s party.  The sun is going down.  He looks up and notices a single balloon moving across the sky like a satellite.  The balloon gets smaller and smaller and farther and farther away.  He is the only one who sees the balloon. When starting a […]

What’s Under That Kilt?

Posted on: Dec. 7, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

The Essence of a Plan: Understanding the Context of Our Identity A man wearing a kilt is standing in set concrete up to his ankles.  This was the image Jane gave to her current financial situation.  She actually had brought in this exact image to my office that she had found in a magazine.  She […]

Money Autobiography

Posted on: Oct. 5, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

I am not a believer in “money therapy.”  The way money operates in our lives has much to do with economic forces much bigger than ourselves alone. What’s more, our “money selves” are not only individually, but socially constructed as well. Institutions, heritage, and history shape how we relate to money in our individual lives. […]

Your Money or Your Air

Posted on: Jul. 13, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Imagine you are walking into a bank vault filled with gold to which you have free access and which you cannot be prosecuted for taking. Now imagine that when you get inside, the door locks. What’s your most precious commodity? Hint: It’s not the gold. So many of us are convinced that having enough money […]

Money Has No Value

Posted on: Jun. 22, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Which of the following bullet-point statements do you agree with? • Money is good. • Money is bad. • I enjoy spending time managing my money. • I would rather not think about money at all. • I use my money to take care of others. • I want a rich spouse so I don’t […]

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